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How do you recognize dyslexia in adults?

Recognizing dyslexia in adults is not easy. There are different reasons for this.

It starts at school, where the German grade only depends to a small extent on correct spelling. This creates aDyslexia is often not discovered in childhood.

The spelling flows at school only to a small extent in the German grade. As a result, dyslexia is often not discovered in childhood.

Through theAuto correction function With all digital media, dyslexia can easily be concealed or is difficult to recognize from other people.

The more time elapses until diagnosis, the better avoidance strategies develop (e.g. insufficient reading and writing), errors manifest themselves and symptoms are concealed.

Those affected rely largely on memory or ask others instead of looking up information they need. In addition, they do not write notes to consolidate what they have learned if this can be avoided.

Pay attention to symptoms!

The symptoms of dyslexia in adults are diverse, some are recognizable to other people, others only notice the person affected and possibly also close caregivers.

Common and distinct symptoms:

  • halting reading and / or reading aloud
  • noticeably many misspellings
  • Difficulty understanding a phrase or a text you have read yourself

If dyslexia is not taken seriously and treated in adults, it can have devastating consequences for health.

Those affected often suffer from a lack of self-confidence and inferiority complexes as children or adolescents. This can be easily identifieddepressive moodsand / or variousAddictionsdevelop.

Often social behavior is also disturbed. If those affected do not get help, these disorders can become entrenched and too persistentPersonality disordersto lead. But it doesn't have to get that far.

Dyslexia can hardly be brought under control on your own initiative, but good results can be achieved with the right therapy and suitable exercises.

Atherapistcan help to reduce fear of performance and failure.Concentration and relaxation exercisesboost self-confidence and help you make fewer mistakes.

But there is also thatSymptom trainingan important part of therapy. Regular writing and reading practice are essential. The upper and lower case should be practiced as well as the fluent reading of initially simple, but later also more difficult texts. The priorities should be set where there is the greatest need for action.

Special exercises

There are many ways to practice, such as: B online or computer programs specially designed for dyslexics. With our special training you will also receive worksheets, tips and tricks against dyslexia. Dyslexia exercises for adults differ little in their structure from those for children.

But it is always important to work with pen and paper. In particular, memory games with words or sentences instead of pictures are fun for the whole family and the learning effect is increased.

Tip:Even if it is difficult, it is imperative to keep practicing. Again, write your shopping list by hand. Autocorrect won't help here, but practice makes perfect.

An adult with dyslexia is not stupid or unwise, quite the opposite. Many adult dyslexics are intelligent above average, love their independence and are very empathetic. A genetic disposition for dyslexia is obvious, but also neurological peculiarities.

Therefore, those affected needUnderstanding and patience. Pushing for therapy is often counterproductive. First of all, the person concerned has to accept the dyslexia and really want help. Astable social environmentand family support promote the success of a therapy.

Dyslexia can also be supported in adults. The sooner a therapy or treatment begins, the sooner it will be successful and the negative effects of dyslexia can be prevented or at least mitigated. Correct diagnosis and the willingness of those affected to accept outside help are important for success.